Create Your Own Custom Worship Backgrounds

Shift App in the App Store

[Editor's Note: This mobile app is currently only available for iOS.] Browsing the Internet for countless hours looking for worship backgrounds can be quite time-consuming. But Shift Worship has created a new way of going about this, with a new twist specific to your church. Check this cool iOS app out: ... Continue Reading

Hyperlapse from Instagram

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Yesterday Instagram announced a new mobile app! While it's currently only available for iOS, I imagine it will hit the other devices shortly. It's called Hyperlapse and it's designed to create awesome time lapse videos quickly and easily. Just open the app and start recording. You don't even need an Instagram account! Here's a closer look: ... Continue Reading

Statue Selfies

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As we take a closer look at selfies and we see the heart of them, we see selfies aren't as self-center as everyone seems to make them out to be. In fact, they are quite powerful. But they can also be really fun and even funny sometimes. Especially when they are being taken by a...statue!?! ... Continue Reading

YouTube on the Go [Infographic]

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Like everything else on the web, YouTube is getting used on mobile devices more and more. If you were in doubt that the Internet is becoming more mobile (smartphones and tablets) and less stationary (laptops and desktops), here's further proof. YouTube on the go: ... Continue Reading

A Fun Way to Mark Your Bible

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I love marking up my Bible when I study. I'm not sure if it's the graphic designer in me (I like pretty colors) or the former English major coming out (sentence diagrams!!), but I just enjoy dissecting the text and finding the deeper—and much more personal—meaning. A quick flip through my Bible will prove my case. Highlights, underlines, arrows pointing to notes I wrote in the margins, boxes, color coded markings—it's like a playground for my studious brain. But there's one problem in this ... Continue Reading

Monitor Anything with Manything

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[Note: This app is currently only available for iOS devices.] This awesome free app can turn your iOS device into a monitoring camera! I love some of these apps that are being developed to use old iPhones, iPads and iPods to extend functionality. Manything an be used for multiple things—the most obvious being used as a security camera. It features live streaming, motion activated alerts and free cloud video recording. You can even monitor and watch on the go. ... Continue Reading

Responsive Logos

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Joe Harrison has put together a really cool experiment with responsive logo design. He has taken the basic principles of responsive web design—making websites look awesome on all mobile devices and computers—and applied that to popular logos. The result is awesome: ... Continue Reading

7 Reasons You Need to Go Mobile [Infographic]

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Mobile phones have come such a long ways, from the car phone that is iconic with Michael Douglas in the 1987 film Wall Street to Zac Morris's mobile brick on Save by the Bell, we now have iPhones that have more hard drive space and better computing power than any desktop computer in the 80's and early 90's. With this comes the ability for your church to connect with your staff, congregation, and community, whether through the Internet, texting, or other mobile applications. It does not matter ... Continue Reading

Could the New Surface Pro 3 Replace Your Laptop?

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Microsoft has launched the new Surface Pro 3, sporting the power of a laptop in the form of a tablet. I am very curious. When you compare a Surface Pro 3 versus a comparable MacBook Air, it's about the same price—around a $100 difference. The Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch touch display, whereas the MacBook Air can be purchased in an 11-inch and 13-inch size. And when you consider the difference in the operating system, we might very well be comparing apples and oranges. None the less, it's a ... Continue Reading

Upkeep – Tasks, Reminders & Maintenance

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[Upkeep is currently only available for iOS.] One thing I've found to keep myself at peace and not overwhelmed, is creating to-do lists. Even daily tasks I wouldn't normally need to think about are pinned to my to-do list. I use different apps for different task sets, so sometimes I use Asana or Trello, depending on the demand and the workflow. But what about personal tasks and reminders? Like when was the last time you changed the furnace filter? Or added air to the tires? How about cleaning ... Continue Reading